Emerging Leaders Call to Action!
United Way's Day of Caring Needs You


On Friday, September 13th, United Way is seeking 350+ volunteers to participate in 26 nonprofit service projects to improve the quality of life in our community! Click here to get more event details.

This is where you come in. We need leaders just like you!

We are seeking Volunteer Captains to help with Day of Caring by assisting with volunteer check-in and leading groups of volunteers at various project sites across the region. Volunteer Captains will be provided a t-shirt, other goodies and will be forever viewed as one of the original Volunteer Captains for the Day of Caring!

Day of Caring Volunteer Opportunities

Multiple opportunities are available to help showcase your leadership skills!

Day of Caring Morning Rally Volunteer Captains - Opportunities Still Available!

Volunteer Shift: 7 am – 9:30 am
Date: Friday, September 13th
Location: The Cove at Cal Expo (located near the Main Gate)

United Way will be kicking off Day of Caring with a fun rally and breakfast before 350 volunteers head out to the different volunteer project sites.

Duties include:

  • Prep registration for 350 volunteers
  • Check-in 350 volunteers
  • Provide t-shirt and volunteer packet to each volunteer that includes directions to the project site

Mandatory Volunteer Captain Training: September 11th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the United Way Office

Volunteer Project Captains - These volunteer spots are FULL!

Volunteer Shift: 8 am – 6 pm
Date: Friday, September 13th
Location: Varied

Volunteers are needed to serve as the primary site lead for one of the 26 Day of Caring projects across our five county region. This is the perfect opportunity for an Emerging Leader who wants to give back to the community and lead a group of volunteers at the same time!

Duties include:

  • Serve as primary site lead for one volunteer project during Day of Caring
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes early to the project location, meet with nonprofit staff and ensure everything is ready for volunteers when they arrive.
  • Greet volunteers as they arrive on site.
  • Answer questions about parking, logistics and be available by personal cell phone should a volunteer be lost or have a question.
  • Collect all volunteer waivers before the work day starts.
  • Take a group photo of all volunteers
  • Motivate volunteers and encourage water and meal breaks
  • Be comfortable answering questions and must have sound decision making skills
  • Following the project, complete a Volunteer Project Captain report and submit all pictures taken and return to United Way.

Mandatory Volunteer Captain Training: September 11th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the United Way Office

Interested in show casing your leadership skills and serving as a Volunteer Captain at Day of Caring? Please contact Cole Forstedt and indicate which volunteer role you are interested in.